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Facundo is married and has three school age children. They live in their own house, occupying three rooms. The house is in the Pasankeri area of the city of La Paz.

He currently works as a bricklayer, and he does all types of construction work. He works for over 12 hours a day because he is the only one who covers the family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services. The little that he earns is not enough.

The loan he is requesting is to buy a new toilet and to completely repair his bathroom because it is very dilapidated. This way he wishes to improve his quality of life.

Facundo’s dream is to build more rooms in order for his family to be more comfortable and to improve his income.

This is the sixth time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and the first time from Kiva.
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Facundo, esta casado y tiene tres hijos que están en etapa escolar, viven en casa propia ocupando tres habitaciones, la casa esta ubicada en la zona Pasankeri de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja como albañil y realiza todo tipo de trabajos en construcción trabajando por más de doce horas al día ya que es el único que cubre los gastos de alimentación, educación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia y con lo poco que gana no le alcanza .
El crédito lo solicita para la compra de un nuevo inodoro y el arreglo completo de su baño ya que se encuentra muy deteriorado, de esta forma desea mejorar su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Facundo es construir más habitaciones para dar más comodidad a su familia y también mejorar sus ingresos.
Es la sexta vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez junto a KIVA.

Additional Information


IMPRO is a small non-profit organization that has been offering micro credit to the working poor in the Bolivian cities of La Paz and El Alto since 1995. IMPRO’s goal is to fight poverty by offering loans to small business owners who cannot access credit through the regular banking system due to a lack of guarantees or collateral.

To ensure that everyone has access to credit, IMPRO maintains a low interest rate by minimizing operational costs. IMPRO’s partnership with Kiva, which began in 2007, has allowed IMPRO to expand its services while maintaining these low interest rates.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Facundo to buy a toilet and to pay expenses to completely repair the bathroom at his house.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 27, 2012